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Quebec Ready to Enforce Online Gambling Blacklist

Authorities in the Canadian province of Quebec are getting ready to enforce a blacklist of over 2,000 unregulated online gambling sites. It’s a controversial move that’s aimed at shoring up Loto-Québec, the provincial lottery, but it’s not without controversy. Loto-Quebec officials have made no secret about what’s motivating their desire …

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Waffle on Online Poker Bill

Pennsylvania lawmakers have killed a bill that would have legalized Keystone State online poker in a vote of 107 to 81, but that might not be the end of the story. In a chaotic turn of events, those same lawmakers turned around and immediately voted to reconsider the bill at …

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Daniel Negreanu Says Poker’s Easier Than Ever

Daniel Negreanu is one of the best, if not the best, poker player in the world. So when Negreanu talks, the poker world listens. On a recent posting on his popular blog on Poker Journal, however, the poker legend told his fans something they probably didn’t want to hear; earning …

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Lawmakers Ready to Vote on Atlantic City Bailout

New Jersey lawmakers are getting ready to vote on a $ 60 million bailout plan for Atlantic City. The proposed measure would buy the troubled casino town a few months of operating costs and avoid a takeover by the state government. If approved, the plan would cover Atlantic City’s operating …

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Howard Lederer Issues Black Friday Apology

Howard Lederer, a man who bears tremendous personal responsibility for the Black Friday debacle, says he’s sorry. Lederer issued the apology late last week in the form of a statement on Daniel Negreanu’s Full Contact Poker journal. In the statement, Lederer takes full responsibility for his role in bringing down …

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Regulators Nail Boylesports for Offensive Crucifixion Ad

Boylesports, a UK-based bookmaker, is in hot water with advertising regulators after running an offensive, crucifixion-themed advertisement during Holy Week. The advertisement in question, which was e-mailed to Boylesports players, featured a bleeding hand that had been nailed to a piece of wood (which was clearly a cross) with a …

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Is This Missouri Daily Fantasy Sports Bill a Gift to Big Operators?

Missouri lawmakers recently passed a measure that both legalizes and regulates daily fantasy sports sites in the Midwest state, but not everyone is happy about the new law. A group of smaller daily fantasy sports operators are saying that H1941 is tailor made for DraftKings and FanDuel and will drive …

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India Takes Baby Steps Toward Regulated Online Sports Betting

Regulated online sports betting has made its way to India, only not quite in the way you might be imagining. The action in this new era of sports betting will take place in a dedicated lounge/bookmaker shop, not on a home PC. It’s a strange situation, but the gambling industry …

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5Dimes Investigation Not Happening in Costa Rica

After months of rumors on online forums and the gambling media, Costa Rican government officials have thrown cold water on the suggestion that they are investigating 5Dimes for money laundering. The story, which seemed odd given the cozy relations between the Costa Rican government and the online sports betting behemoth, …

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World Poker Fund Betting on In-Flight Gambling

Will in-flight gambling be the gaming industry’s next frontier? That’s what the folks at the World Poker Fund think and they’re working with the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma to make that airline passengers will be able to gamble in the sky as soon as possible. The company’s ambitious in-flight gambling …

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